This Treehugger has never been a fan of Bruce Mau. We thought the book he designed for our favourite living architect, Rem Koolhaas, was a massive doorstop. We could not understand why this guy who dips his feet into every profession is treated as a visionary instead of a dilletante.
We were wrong; Bruce Mau is a visionary. Unlike many such as James Howard Kunstler and this writer, Mau is uniformly positive, showing how changes in technology will deal with hunger, shelter, garbage, transport, energy. He does not doubt for a minute that there is the intelligence, drive and creativity in us to beat these problems. He lists the problems and attacks them. We left dazed but amazed.